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Germany: Merkel pledges to prevent 'disorderly' Brexit02:20

Germany: Merkel pledges to prevent 'disorderly' Brexit

Germany, Berlin
November 22, 2018 at 13:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to do everything to achieve an orderly Brexit agreement while giving at speech at Employers' Day of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations in Berlin on Thursday.

"I will do everything to reach an agreement," Merkel pledged, adding that "a disorderly exit is the worst possible way, both regarding our economies and our future relationship."

She explained that a UK exit is "more difficult than the fictional exit of any other country-member," due to the status of Northern Ireland as a part of the United Kingdom, while remaining physically attached to the Republic of Ireland. Merkel called negotiating Brexit "without creating a new border" as the great "mental challenge" of the discussions.

Merkel added that even outside of the EU the UK "will remain a partner and a friend and should have the closest economic ties" with Germany.

Germany: Merkel pledges to prevent 'disorderly' Brexit02:20
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to do everything to achieve an orderly Brexit agreement while giving at speech at Employers' Day of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations in Berlin on Thursday.

"I will do everything to reach an agreement," Merkel pledged, adding that "a disorderly exit is the worst possible way, both regarding our economies and our future relationship."

She explained that a UK exit is "more difficult than the fictional exit of any other country-member," due to the status of Northern Ireland as a part of the United Kingdom, while remaining physically attached to the Republic of Ireland. Merkel called negotiating Brexit "without creating a new border" as the great "mental challenge" of the discussions.

Merkel added that even outside of the EU the UK "will remain a partner and a friend and should have the closest economic ties" with Germany.